Jun 13, 2011byWrbanek, John D.; Fralick, Gustave C.; Wrbanek, Susan Y.; Chen, Liang-Yu
The primary threat to astronauts from space radiation is high-energy charged particles, such as electrons, protons, alpha and heavier particles, originating from galactic cosmic radiation (GCR), solar particle events (SPEs) and trapped radiation belts in Earth orbit. There is also the added threat of secondary neutrons generated as the space radiation interacts with atmosphere, soil and structural materials. For Lunar exploration missions, the habitats and transfer vehicles are expected to... Topics: LISA (OBSERVATORY), FLUENCE, GALACTIC COSMIC RAYS, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, SPACECRAFT INSTRUMENTS,...